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Undergraduate Engineering Intern – Additive Manufacturing

Job ID 162217BR Date posted 10/01/2021

Mayo Clinic’s tech culture is rooted in passion for technology, embraces innovative thinking and strives for high performance. Our teams drive change in health care through comprehensive connected health and digital transformation strategies.

Some examples of our major initiatives are:

  • Utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning principles to develop next generation patient-centric care systems
  • Transforming the practice by applying data science techniques to discover new approaches to health care delivery
  • Leveraging Enterprise Architecture to construct integration centricity, promote data liquidity, and provide innovation support

This transformation creates, connects and applies integrated knowledge to deliver the best health care, health guidance and health information to patients, customers, partners, providers, employees anywhere and anytime so the needs of the patient come first.


Why Mayo Clinic
The Division of Engineering is seeking an undergraduate engineering student with demonstrated academic excellence, strong problem-solving abilities, and a desire to develop a career in additive manufacturing (3D printing). As an intern, you will be part of the mechanical design unit, working with teams of engineers, programmers and technicians from the mechanical, electrical and software disciplines. You will use your knowledge of engineering tools, design techniques and theory to design parts for additive manufacturing. You will support 3D printers, run 3D print jobs for other staff, inspect and test 3D printed parts, and participate in process validation of 3D printing processes. You will be responsible for documenting your work and communicating with team members and customers. You will balance multiple competing priorities while accomplishing assigned tasks on a timely basis. You will work under the direction and mentoring of designers and engineers.

The Mayo Clinic Division of Engineering is a comprehensive engineering organization that develops unique medical devices for physicians and researchers at Mayo Clinic. Our devices span the patient care spectrum from benchtop research to patient bedside. This includes novel applications of deep brain stimulation, biosensor development, tissue engineering, organ assist devices, and surgical instruments. Our staff of electrical, mechanical, chemical, bio-medical and software engineers work collaboratively with Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists to transform clinical practice and medical research around the world.

Innovation and compassion are paramount to providing world-class medical care to patients from all over the world. We lean on the variety of perspectives and backgrounds of our colleagues’ to continuously challenge ourselves and to create a workplace that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion. Become part of the legacy that embraces our differences and enables us to provide the best care to patients from all over the world.


Position description
The primary purpose of the Additive Manufacturing Undergraduate Engineer Internship is to provide an engineering student with relevant engineering experiences. One or more mentors will be assigned to the intern to provide instruction, guidance and to assess performance. The intern is responsible for learning the procedures and processes of the Division of Engineering Additive Manufacturing Facility and the assigned work unit. In addition, the intern will be given selected engineering work assignments to reinforce the learning experience and to provide benefit to the work unit. The engineering assignments may include designing components, developing a project strategy, gathering user needs, requirements and specifications, evaluating commercial components, assembling prototype systems, performing design verification and design validation, troubleshooting, and participating in design reviews. All assignments are within the context of the Division of Engineering Quality Management System (including safety risk management) and are performed in a multi-disciplinary development environment. The intern will be responsible for completing all internship-related assignments and reports for both Mayo and the participating educational facility (if applicable).


The candidate must be currently enrolled in a Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering degree granting program and have:
A GPA of 3.4 or greater (on a 4.0 scale)**Please attach a current academic transcript to application to be considered.
Completed a minimum of four semesters – or the equivalent – of instruction toward their degree.
Demonstrated strong analytical and communication skills.
Experience working in a team environment, including other project team members, users and project requesters.
Must have hands on experience with Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing.

Additional qualifications
The ideal candidate will also have education, experience and interest in the following areas:Skill in SolidWorks modeling.
Experience with 3D printing.
Demonstrated people skills.
Demonstrated hands-on aptitude and experience with machinery and mechanical assemblies.

Exemption status

Compensation Detail
This position has a predetermined rate of $xx.xx per hour.

Benefits eligible

Supplemental/On-call/Per Diem

Hours / Pay period
Up to 80

Schedule details
Monday – Friday Days and is expected to work approximately 8 months with an approximate start date of May/June 2022.

Weekend schedule


Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

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As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.

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